Mitch Moxley, the China-based freelance journalist whose bizarre and outrageous adventures have illuminated many of the world’s leading media, will speak about his new book, Apologies to My Censor: The High and Low Adventures of a Foreigner in China, at the University of Bridgeport on Tuesday, October 22.
The reading and discussion will be held at 4:30 p.m. in room 252 of Carlson Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Moxley moved to Beijing in the spring of 2007 to accept the position as editor for China Daily, the country’s only English-language national newspaper. He originally intended to stay through the Olympics before returning to Canada, but wound up crisscrossing China to write stories for another six years.
Apologies to My Censor recounts his adventures—acting in a state-funded movie, being paid to pose as a businessman, watching a lingerie-clad bear ride a bike, and being named Cosmopolitan magazine’s 100 most eligible bachelors in China—while searching for identity in unexpected places.
Moxley has contributed to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, TIME, The Huffington Post, Conde Nast Traveler, and other publications from China, India, Mongolia, Burma, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
The event is sponsored by the East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies and Global and Media Communications Studies programs at UB.
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